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PhD Studentship: Systems Design and Analysis under Uncertainty

Imperial College London - Faculty of Engineering, Dyson School of Design Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 7th June 2019
Expires: 6th September 2019

Lead supervisor: Dr. Michel-Alexandre Cardin

Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7594 1893 Email: 

Project Description

There is an opening for a fully funded PhD studentship in Systems Design and Analysis under Uncertainty at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London.

This is an opportunity for a highly talented and motivated individual to join my research team and lead a research project focusing on the development of a new data-driven methodology to analyze flexibility (also known as real options) in sustainable and resilient engineering systems design.

1) Relevant background and expertise include:

- Data Analytics

- Engineering Design

- Finance

- Machine Learning

- Optimization

- Real Options Analysis

- Systems Engineering

- Uncertainty and Risk Analysis

2) Potential industry sectors for application include:

- Aeronautics and Astronautics

- Energy

- Finance

- Space

- Transportation

- Water

Candidates with a strong connection with industry who can leverage this relationship for their doctoral studies are particularly welcome.

Application Process

If interested, please email the following information at

- Cover letter (1 page): please explain why are you interested in the position, what skills and expertise you bring to the table, why do you want to pursue a PhD with me, and describe a potential research project of interest

- Resume (2 pages): include all grades for your undergraduate and graduate studies (if any), evidence of impact (e.g. awards, competitive funding, publications). Note that only applicants from top universities in a relevant engineering, design, or scientific discipline will be considered, with a minimum of 2:1 or First Class (or equivalent GPA for other applicants). For more details see the School's entrance requirements

This fully funded opportunity is available thanks to an EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), offered to UK students. An equivalent studentship can be provided to UK/EU students. Overseas candidates are not eligible. Please read the full requirements before submitting an application.

Expected start date

30 September 2019

Other opportunities

If you are an outstanding candidate, there are other prestigious opportunities for PhD studentship:

- President's Scholarship

- UK Research Council

The President’s Scholarships is a very competitive programme. In general, a successful candidate must show:

- Evidence of ranking highly in their class, e.g. top 10%

- Recognition of academic achievement e.g. Dean’s list, 1st in class, prizes for academic achievement

- Evidence of research experience through examples of relevant research projects and placements in academic groups or industry

- Examples of academic impact, e.g. international conference attendance, paper publications, competitive funding awards, and clear evidence of how the applicant’s research is significant in the field

- Strong reference letters with consistent and convincing statements as to the candidate’s academic ability and research potential

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